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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-15-2010, 11:34 PM
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Are loans normally structured this way?

Maybe a basic question here, but I've never looked closely at this before. I'm doing my taxes, and I noticed that the amount of student loan interest I paid was still above the max deductible. I'm...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,573
I'm actually a hardware engineer, so I think...

I'm actually a hardware engineer, so I think there's more FUD now than with the IBM deal. Oracle professes that they're interested in developing the hardware side of the business, but I and others...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-12-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,319
Not to sound like a jerk, but doesn't storing the...

Not to sound like a jerk, but doesn't storing the emergency cash in the bank defeat the purpose of having emergency cash?
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-12-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,319
:laugh::laugh::laugh: Don't forget though,...

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Don't forget though, it depends on whether they're runners or shufflers. That changes the equation dramatically.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-09-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,845
My initial response was to laugh, but then again,...

My initial response was to laugh, but then again, that was my initial response to that 'Dow 8000' thread we had a while back...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-07-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,573
I agree. That's the motivation behind updating...

I agree. That's the motivation behind updating my resume and getting in touch with contacts I haven't talked to for a while.

It's interesting, I thought the stock price would've plummeted a lot...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-04-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,573
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I've had some...

Thanks everyone for your feedback. I've had some time to think about it and process the feedback I've gotten (from here and from others I've talked to), and I realize I may have been jumping the gun...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-03-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,573
My employer's getting bought out...not sure what to do

I work for a fairly large computer company that's in the process of being acquired by another company. I don't have any inside information, but it seems like all signs point to the acquisition going...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-05-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
FDIC warns US bank deposit insurance fund could tank

FDIC warns US bank deposit insurance fund could tank...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-02-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,641
You also could have spent the last several years...

You also could have spent the last several years stealing cars and robbing banks and been better off for it. There was a risk you'd get caught and go to jail, but there was also the risk of the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-25-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,051
I think I've seen articles...

I think I've seen articles hinting/guessing/hoping that the worst is over for the last 6 months to a year. I'd be really curious to see a study about how the information age has influenced economic...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-24-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
The Formula That Killed Wall Street

Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street (https://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/17-03/wp_quant)

Still trying to digest it all, but an interesting read.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,023
Of course with all this deficit spending, there's...

Of course with all this deficit spending, there's also the possibility of hyperinflation.... ;D
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-30-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Sorry to hear about that. Our company just had...

Sorry to hear about that. Our company just had layoffs last week, and while I wasn't affected, the layoffs were rather large, and it's quite likely we'll have more in the near future.

While I've...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,998
Great story. I'm surprised, however, that none...

Great story. I'm surprised, however, that none of them learned from your example. I would think your early retirement would have opened their eyes to the benefits of frugality.

Then again, the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
The market aside, I'll bet that writing a book...

The market aside, I'll bet that writing a book called "How to Profit in Hard Times" could be a pretty good way to profit in hard times.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,363
There was plenty of that when AIG was getting...

There was plenty of that when AIG was getting their bailout. They're now under constant scrutiny (as they should be) to the point where if their execs stay anywhere but a Motel 6, congress is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-18-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,363
What's this? FD linking to (and agreeing with!)...

What's this? FD linking to (and agreeing with!) an article from the "Treason Times"? ;)
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-15-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Echoing Nords, companies with this type of...

Echoing Nords, companies with this type of attitude seem to forget that things turn around eventually. And when that happens, all of the employees they underpaid bolt for the door.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-11-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,684
Bail out U.S. automakers?

Bloomberg.com: Worldwide (https://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aTuXKLf4nW44&refer=home)

I really don't want this thread to get political; I'm just trying to look at this from an...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-10-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,274
I'm sure you're preaching to the choir, but...

I'm sure you're preaching to the choir, but always good to be reminded of the importance of voluntary simplicity.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-28-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Unfortunately, this guy is starting to make more...

Unfortunately, this guy is starting to make more and more sense everyday.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,725
Hey, speak for yourself. I live in Texas. :p

Hey, speak for yourself. I live in Texas. :p
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-22-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,293
Peter Schiff's predictions are pretty frightening...

Peter Schiff's predictions are pretty frightening (hyper-inflation, food/gas shortages, civil unrest). What's more frightening is that he was predicting at least part of our current economic crisis...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-15-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,899
Dawg, as someone with absolutely no medical...

Dawg, as someone with absolutely no medical training, I strongly advise you to stop looking at the market on a daily basis. I know it's like watching a train wreck, but really, you've got to give...
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